In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, First Commerce Credit Union doubled the number of available MyWay Scholarships in 2020, awarding four $1,000 scholarships to local students.
“We recognize that families in the communities we serve may be facing added financial challenges due to the economic uncertainties caused by the pandemic,” said First Commerce CEO Cecilia Homison. “As a credit union committed to empowering people to enhance their financial well-being, we believe doubling the number of scholarships this year is a wise investment in helping more area students pursue a brighter future.”
This year’s MyWay Scholarship recipients are: Lexi Irwin, Rosalea Marshall, Ilia Seleznev and Akhil Shiju. Three of the recipients will attend Florida State University, with Irwin pursuing a degree in Business, Seleznev in Finance, and Shiju in Biology. Marshall is currently attending Montreat College in North Carolina with plans to graduate in May 2022 in Outdoor Ministry.